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How to Make a Simple Birthday Cake

Have you ever wanted to make a birthday cake for a loved one? Well, here is how

to make a simple birthday cake. All you'll need is a little time, love, and a few items from the grocery store.

You will need a boxed cake mix (the favorite of the birthday person), shortening,

eggs, oil, flour, and birthday candles (the number will depend on the age of the birthday

person.) When you get home, you will need to gather a few items: a large mixing bowl, a

large cake pan, an electric mixer or a large mixing spoon, a spatula, and measuring cups

and spoons.

First, you will need to wash your hands and work area. Read through the

directions on the cake box to be sure you have everything you need. Then, gather all of

your equipment and food items in your work area, organize it according to the order you

will use them in making your cake. Be sure to preheat your oven to the appropriate

temperature before you begin.

Next, put the dry cake mix into your large mixing bowl. Then, put the prescribed

amount of water, oil, and eggs into the mix. Then, with the electric mixer or mixing spoon mix the batter until it is smooth and free of clumps. Next, grease the large cake pan with the shortening. If you wish, you can wrap your fingers with wax paper to keep them from getting greasy. Then, flour the pan lightly. If you do this over the garbage can it will be easier to clean your work area later. Next, pour the cake batter into the cake pan, using the rubber spatula to scrape



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